News in Brief

Published 12:20 pm Thursday, January 17, 2019

Data night at WJMS

West Jessamine Middle School will offer data night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the WJMS library, located at 1400 Wilmore Road inside WJMS. The meeting will help parents understand students MAP scores and help to collaborate between students and teachers to set goals and next steps in Jessamine County Schools student’s education.

Free lunch offered by CACFP

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When school is not in session, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) wants to make sure every Jessamine County student is offered a lunch. Lunch is available to anyone 18 and younger at Nicholasville Elementary from 11:30 a.m. to noon on the following days: MLK Day, Jan. 21; Presidents Day, Feb. 18; spring break, April 1-5 and primary election day, May 21.

Water drive for Martin County

The Jessamine Journal will accept donations towards a water drive for Martin County, organized by Carolyn Dupont, through today. Donations can be dropped off between the hours of 8 to 10 a.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. at The Jessamine Journal office, located at 507 N. Main St. To schedule a drop off time outside of the hours listed above call 859-469-6443.

After school art registration now open

The Jessamine County Arts+ is hosting sign-ups for art-related programs now through Jan. 21 with classes beginning Feb. 4. For more information, visit or contact Amy Harrod at

JCS hosts high school renovation preview

Jessamine County School’s will host two different opportunities to participate and learn about local high school renovations set to begin this spring. The final opportunity will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at West Jessamine High School, located at 2101 Wilmore Road. For more information call (859) 885-4179.

AARP Tax-Aide at JCPL

The Jessamine County library will serve as the host site for the AARP Tax-Aide program.  IRS trained and certified volunteers will be available from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday, beginning Feb. 4 and ending April 10 to assist low to moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older to prepare their tax return and answer tax related questions.  Those wishing for assistance must bring social security cards and photo identification for themselves and their dependents.  In addition, all forms related to income and deductions such as W-2, health insurance, unemployment compensation statements, all 1099 forms, child care information, receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions and any other relevant information should be brought.  A copy of last year’s return is a must.  Taxpayers are encouraged to arrive before 11:30 on each day of service.  Questions should be directed to the tax-aide foundation at 1-888-227-7669.

Military veterans wanted

Military veterans are needed to volunteer for American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard at 111 Hoover Drive in Nicholasville. Uniforms furnished to make sure all veterans receive full honors. Contact Jim Vannay at 859-553-1232 or Dan Perke at 859-327-4094.

Jessamine DUI offers education program

The Jessamine DUI and Substance Abuse Program offers a 20-hour education program weekly from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. An out-patient program is offered Mondays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Assessments are by appointment only. Attendees must have a court AOC form, citation and conviction date prior to appointment. For more information, call 859-213.2283.

Well nutrition hosts Body Recall

Carolyn Walter will teach her exercise class “Body Recall,” from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Well Nutrition, located at 123 Orchard Drive. Exercises are done in a chair and with a chair and are helpful to regain strength, mobility, flexibility, coordination and posture awareness for patients who have suffered from strokes, joint replacement, heart, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. Exercises also help with self-image and attitude about one’s self and wellbeing, as well as falls and recovery and ways to get up and down from the floor.  All are welcome. For more information, call 859-548-8203 or 859-241-3552.